If you suffer from blocked sinus passageways, you may be able to breathe a little easier thanks to a revolutionary new procedure performed by Dr. Paul Lomeo. Through Balloon Sinuplasty™, a small flexible balloon catheter is placed through the nostril into the blocked sinus passage. The balloon is then slightly inflated to restructure and open the space, relieving you of your symptoms.
Chronic sinusitis is a condition in which patients' sinuses become swollen and inflamed, leading to difficulty breathing, facial pain or headache, and loss of smell and taste. The condition is common, affecting 31 million people in the U.S., and greatly impacts quality of life. This procedure could help you improve your physical, functional and emotional quality of life.
To find out if Balloon Sinuplasty is right for you, call Dr. Lomeo at Shoreline E.N.T. at 231-777-2625.
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PROPEL® mometasone furoate implant
Dr. Lomeo is among the first in the United States to offer patients with chronic sinusitis an innovative new technology, the PROPEL® mometasone furoate implant that is clinically proven to improve surgical outcomes for chronic sinusitis sufferers. Chronic sinusitis is a condition in which patients' sinuses become swollen and inflamed, leading to difficulty breathing, facial pain or headache, and loss of smell and taste. The condition is common, affecting 31 million people in the U.S., and greatly impacts quality of life.
Although sinus surgery is an effective treatment for chronic sinusitis, the majority of patients experience recurrent symptoms within the first year and as many as 25 percent then undergo revision surgery due to recurrent obstruction of the sinus cavity. The PROPEL implant was developed to improve the quality of life for patients with chronic sinusitis by maintaining the openings created during sinus surgery.
"The PROPEL implant offers new hope for chronic sinusitis sufferers," Lomeo said. "The goal of sinus surgery is to enlarge the inflamed or obstructed sinus passageways. Three studies have shown that PROPEL maintains the opening created in surgery, translating into significant benefits for patients with chronic sinusitis. After PROPEL, many of my patients have once again been able to enjoy life without the symptoms of chronic sinusitis."
Applying principles of coronary drug-eluting stents to sinusitis sufferers, the spring-like implants gradually deliver an advanced steroid with anti-inflammatory properties directly to the sinus lining, and then dissolve into the body following endoscopic sinus surgery. The result is improved surgical outcomes, reducing the need for additional surgical procedures and for systemic steroids, which can have serious side effects. Patients may breathe easier, smell things they didn't realize they missed and resume activities they love such as traveling and exercise.
The PROPEL implant is not for every sinus sufferer and may not be covered by insurance. For more information about PROPEL, go to PROPELOPENS.com.
To find out if PROPEL is right for you, call Dr. Lomeo at Shoreline E.N.T. at 231-777-2625.